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Inter-rail Budapest-Amsterdam Summer 2007

Myself and a friend have 2 weeks between Budapest and Amsterdam using the inter-rail pass in August. I was wondering what would be the most interesting route to take.
14 years ago, May 17th 2007 No: 1 Msg: #14013  
Arriving in Budapest on the 11th of August and Meeting some friends in Amsterdam 2 weeks later. Which route would be best and do you recommend anywhere along the way, is slovakia worth a look and do the people in Hungary speak reasonable English like elsewhere in Europe or is it more difficult to communicate?

Many thanks

Jonathan Reply to this

13 years ago, May 28th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #14472  
hi jonathan
in hungary -40years old can speakenglishor france or german. Reply to this

13 years ago, June 10th 2007 No: 3 Msg: #15078  
Hi, if you're going to Amsterdam, there are a two great websites worth visiting, to get the most out of a fairly short stay. First off all...


and also...

TravelSavvy - Amsterdam

TravelSavvy have some very nicely written quick reports on various sights in the city. Amsterdam.info is the main website.

Hope you have a great trip. Reply to this

13 years ago, June 12th 2007 No: 4 Msg: #15120  
well, i think it's one of the countries where ppl speak but do not want to speak english. i was there in march and i didn't find much use of it... you're on your own.

don't miss prague. it's one of the most beautiful cities in europe and it's also one of the cheapest. czech beer is the best in the world. though, czechs are not a very pleasant to tourist and it's also hard to get an answer in english -> better use german... if even that doesn't help, you can speak some slavic language slowly and they'll understand you (worked for me)... Reply to this

13 years ago, June 12th 2007 No: 5 Msg: #15121  
another thing... when you're in a country where ppl don't want to speak english ask children to help you. usually, they are still learning english and therefore eager to help you since they'll get a chance to practice their foreign language.... Reply to this

13 years ago, June 14th 2007 No: 6 Msg: #15215  
You should make sure that your pass covers the areas you think you might want to go to. For example, I'm not sure that Eurorail is covered in Czech Republic.
Hungarians tend not to speak English. Try your luck with people in their 20's or younger. The Buda side is more interesting the the Pest side of the city. Make sure to explore there.
I love Slovakia, but it's best to save it for another time if you only have two weeks. Prague you should stay in at least 2 or 3 days. A short bus trip from Prague and worth seeing is Cesky Krumlov. It is smaller than Prague and has a different feel. You can spend one of your afternoons there while you are in Prague.
Also worth seeing on you way to Amsterdam: Berlin, Antwerp and Brugge in Belgium....then that will put you very close to Amsterdam. That should give you enough places to choose from. Don't try to cram too much into your trip...just try to enjoy. Reply to this

13 years ago, June 14th 2007 No: 7 Msg: #15240  
my idee for you !
see www.skyeurope.com or www.wizzair.com or easyjet.com
there you can find easily very cheap price !
inter rail hiper expensive and not expres ..15hours amsterdam bratislava or budapest

but amsterdam -paris thalys and paris strasbourg new lines tgv very nice after
strasbourg francfort with ic --- and francrort munich ic ----munich wien -and wien budapest.... you can visited all europa ! bonvoyage

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12 years ago, June 27th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #40163  
If you are looking for place to stay there are many in . While in Budapest I advise you to visit Visegrad, Szent Endre and Eszergom. These cities are close to Budapest and very nice :-)
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